08/22/2011 6:50PM

Del Mar: Tanda eyes BC Filly and Mare Sprint

Benoit & Associates
Tanda, with Joe Talamo riding, wins the Rancho Bernardo.

DEL MAR, Calif. - Tanda's victory in the Rancho Bernardo Handicap on Sunday has her new trainer, Mike Mitchell, eyeing the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint on Nov. 4 at Churchill Downs.

Tanda was making her first start at this track and for Mitchell, who took over from Dan Hendricks as Tanda's trainer at the end of July after she finished third to Irish Gypsy and Ultra Blend in the A Gleam Handicap at Hollywood Park. Mitchell gave the mount to Joe Talamo, who rode her for the first time.

"If you're planning on the Breeders' Cup, this was a must-win," Mitchell said. "You had to win this race. You couldn't run second."